JetBrains has released the first beta of version 2021.2 of its IntelliJ IDEA development environment. According to the blog entry, the JetBrains development team has optimized Async Profiler for use on Macs, and the beta supports the new M1 chips for the first time. Otherwise, the new features are essentially in line with what the Early Access Preview already offered.
The most important features of IntelliJ IDEA 2021.2 (beta) include cross-project analysis of Java projects, triggering of actions during the save process, a new UI (user interface) for managing Maven and Gradle dependencies, GPG signature for commits Huh. Also many changes in pre-commit audit.
In addition, according to the editors, the new version provides quick access to Eclipse projects and several automated processes: for example, shared indexes for Spring Boot projects are now automatically downloaded, and an automatic migration option from Java EE is. For Jakarta EE. There are a number of new advanced options in the IDE (Integrated Development Environment) settings, and the color settings for public, protected and private Java components such as methods, fields and classes have been modified by JetBrains for better visibility and performance.
Automatic reload and Ktor integration
If you weren’t aware of the new features in the Early Access program, you can familiarize yourself with the new features now. Here’s a foreshadowing: as soon as changes take place in the IDE, JetBrains’ own web browser pages receive an automatic reload-framework Ktor manages the long-planned integration and the new version of the IDE is compared to previous versions. The programming language should better support Kotlin. The editor also comes with a number of new default properties that can also be disabled in a user-defined manner. Automatic browser reload, which has been activated since July, should work with all common browsers according to the preview message and can be activated and disabled later in the debugging settings. The cleaning of cache and log files should also be automatic now.
More information, specifically on Ketor integration, can be found in the Heise Developer Report on the Early Access Program (EAP), the original article on the Series EAP report is JetBrains In a blog post about the beta of IntelliJ IDEA 2021.2 are linked.